Watercolour on Paper – an Illustrated Haiku

Painted with watercolour onto paper, quite a few years back. From my homemade book, titled: ‘Poems from Home: a Collection of Illustrated Haiku’.

This “haiku” could be titled (as in the movie) ‘The Never Ending Story’. 🙂

However, “haiku” don’t traditionally have titles – mind you, my haiku, are not really the traditional type! More a modern day english version.

My “haiku” could be called “senryu”; and with illustrations, particularly in this collection, could be termed “haiga”.

Playing with words, and illustrating is all good fun; and descriptive terminoligy can be helpful, as long as it’s not too prescriptive, or for that matter restrictive. Before, I start “alliterating” or something, I better be off, plenty of washing still awaits my attention.

16 thoughts on “Watercolour on Paper – an Illustrated Haiku

  1. The Never Ending Story…isn’t that the truth! Speaking of which, the dryer just shut off. Time for the part of doing laundry I hate most — folding it! Loved the haiku and the illustration. It brightened my day for sure.

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    1. I did some practice sketches of folds recently — inspired by an article in one of my art magazines. Very tricky, but surprising, too. When I drew them, I hated them, but then later I looked back and realized I’d done better than I thought. You’re right. They are great to draw.

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    1. Thank you Paul, love your insight on it! Hadn’t quite seen that bigger picture, I blame it on all those bubbles! 🙂 Oh and thank you so much for the facebook share. And you called me a “colleague”, quite “chuffed” by that – this word is what came to mind – “pleased” didn’t seem to have the right edge to it 🙂 Don’t you just love words! All the best, Janette


    2. I had to look up “chuffed.” I love it! Words! Hey, we’re heading out for a big trip: week in Azores and another on the outskirts of Barcelona. A once in a lifetime, big trip. I may be posting; but, I’ll definitely be digi-painting. Talk with ya soon. P

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